Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of the Strategical and Tactical winners.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

1. Blood – dealt with their sin.
2. Word of God.
3. They did not love their life, no self-preservation even to death.

You can tell when you become or start to become a winner, because you are not afraid of death.

PSA 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me;

1CO 15:55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Losers are always afraid of death, and Satan has the power to give them fear of death because it is one of his principles inside the cosmic system.

Intensive use of the conjunction kai – kaiV – used to continue the thought of overcoming Satan = “in fact.”

Aor-act-ind – egapesan – hjgavphsan – plus the negative ouk – oujk =
“In fact, they do not love.”

Accusative singular direct object – psuchen = the soul.

Possessive genitive – auton – aujtwn = not their soul, but their life.

Improper preposition achri plus thanatou – death = “they do not love their life to the point of death.”

The living word, Jesus Christ, the written word, Bible doctrine were more important than life itself.

They were strategic winners because they had believed in Christ, they were tactical winners because they had advanced to maturity in a very difficult time.

Two categories of winners in the Christian way of life:
1. The strategic winner 2. The tactical winner.

Every Christian is a strategical winner, the one who believes in Christ is a strategic winner in the angelic conflict.

The tactical winner believer is the one who resides, functions and continues his momentum inside the PPOG.

The fact that every believer is a strategical victor is simply based on the saving work of Christ and one personal decision.

It is the hundreds, and even thousands of decisions after salvation that produces the tactical winner.

The believer in Christ is a strategic winner with the potential of being a tactical winner in the angelic conflict.

Nikao = overcome
1JO 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.

This is a reference to the strategical winner at the moment of salvation identified in REV 12:11 – “Furthermore they overcame him because of the blood of the lamb, the saving work of Christ on the cross,”

Winners are described in Rev 2-3 by the present active participle of nikao; REV 2:7,11,17,26 and 3:5,12,21.

It is translated “overcometh” because it is a participle used as a noun, and it means to subdue, to conquer, to overcome, to get the victory.

Winners will be able to eat of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Paradise of God, REV 2:7.

REV 2:11 – they shall not be hurt by the second death because of blessing by association.

REV 2:17 – they eat of the hidden manna and receive a new name on a white stone; the new knighthood is given to the winner.

REV 2:26 – they are given power and authority to rule nations.

REV 3:5 – they are clothed with the uniform of glory.

REV 3:12 – their names are written in the historical record section of heaven and he has a coat of arms, REV 3:12, which allows him to enter the new Jerusalem.

REV 3:21 – winners are granted to sit with Christ on His throne.

REV 21:7 – winners inherit fantastic blessings in the eternal state.

To be a double winner means that the believer must make consistently good decisions, positive decisions from a position of strength, and remain inside the PPOG and when they sin rebound as quickly as possible.

Maintain control of his life, resulting in having a personal sense of destiny.

That is the one shot decision to believe in Christ, which produces eternal life.
That one shot decision breaks Satan’s back strategically.

There are two parts to the angelic conflict as it extends into human history; the strategic side of the angelic conflict and the tactical side of the angelic conflict.

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